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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-30-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By retiredsparky
It is actually a pipe thread, but not metric. It...

It is actually a pipe thread, but not metric. It is probably 1/8" or 1/4" pipe thread. Commonly available. Pipe thread is a tapered thread which when used with a thread sealant creates huge pressures...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-30-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,561
Posted By retiredsparky
If you doubt the truth of this statement, look up...

If you doubt the truth of this statement, look up videos on youtube that show 7.3 engines running without valve covers in place. Operational injectors discharge the oil in a continuous manner when...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-30-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By retiredsparky
Have you checked for codes? Is the overdrive...

Have you checked for codes?
Is the overdrive light flashing?
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-26-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By retiredsparky
The shift motor shown in the diagram will only...

The shift motor shown in the diagram will only shift to low if the high relay is de-energized by the control module. The high relay provides the ground to one side of the shift motor. When the low...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By retiredsparky
Could you clarify what ohm range on the meter you...

Could you clarify what ohm range on the meter you used when doing your check? If you inadvertently used a high ohm range the meter could possibly give you a zero reading. You should be using a range...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-24-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By retiredsparky
Your voltage drop is a reliable indicator that...

Your voltage drop is a reliable indicator that the glow plugs are not all working properly. 70 plus amps out of the dual batteries with a normal alternator will definitely cause more voltage drop...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-21-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By retiredsparky
The relay is very cheap. Quit messing around and...

The relay is very cheap. Quit messing around and replace it. When you have an intermittent problem, it is often less stressful to replace a suspect part that is inexpensive. The list of possible...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 707
Posted By retiredsparky
Another location to connect a temporary fuel...

Another location to connect a temporary fuel pressure gauge is inside the passenger side fender well. There is a 3/8 o.d. tube that is connected to the drain valve of the fuel bowl. No special...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By retiredsparky
Have you inspected the fuel filter. I may have...

Have you inspected the fuel filter. I may have missed you talking about it. If you hook up a 3/8" rubber hose to the fuel bowl drain in the passenger side wheel well, then put the hose into a bucket....
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-31-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,375
Posted By retiredsparky
Just to clarify why the remote starter switch is...

Just to clarify why the remote starter switch is helpful-the ignition switch stays off, but the remote switch only operates the starter, but not the fuel or engine electronics. Thanks Tim for the...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-31-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By retiredsparky
First of all, thanks for the pictures. They make...

First of all, thanks for the pictures. They make the mystery of the relay less mysterious.
A couple of points about this relay:

If you want to know if your relay needs replacing, look at the...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-31-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By retiredsparky
Another source for printed manuals is Service...

Another source for printed manuals is Service Manuals, Owner Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, Service Bulletins - Helm Incorporated (http://www.helminc.com)
They have sold factory service and owner...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-31-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,984
Posted By retiredsparky
In your original post you talked about a brake...

In your original post you talked about a brake smell. I believe that was your clue about what caused the fire. An overheating transmission (as already mentioned by another member) can give off that...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-22-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,297
Posted By retiredsparky
Could you have loose injectors? If the injector...

Could you have loose injectors? If the injector can move, timing is affected. Lot of force under full throttle.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 09-13-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,389
Posted By retiredsparky
The problem that one member has will eventually...

The problem that one member has will eventually be experienced or prevented by most of us. Press fit seals with no retainer would seem to be an eventual source of leaks. So I thank everyone in this...
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